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Irish Saturday
Saturday, June 8
Irish Saturday  ("Irish Saturday")
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Minnesota Genealogy Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
The second Saturday of most months is "Irish Saturday," when the library is staffed by IGSI members.  These are good days to come in for Irish research.


Tips for Using Ancestry.com to Find Your Irish Ancestors
Saturday, June 8
Tips for Using Ancestry.com to Find Your Irish Ancestors  (Classes)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN
Give your family history research a boost. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (subscription site - available free for use at Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota and other County libraries). Discover tried and true search methods to help locate some of those stubborn ancestors, such those hard-to-find ladies who married and changed their names.
 
Instructor:  Mary Wickersham
 
Visit our Store to pre-register and pay.  You may also register and pay at the session (cash or checks, please).


On-Site Genealogy Research in Ireland
Saturday, June 15
On-Site Genealogy Research in Ireland  (Classes)
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN.
Learn about the major genealogy research repositories in Ireland and what you might expect to find in them. Hints and tips for research when in Ireland.
 
Instructor:  IGSI President Ann Eccles
 
Visit our Store to pre-register and pay.  You may also register and pay at the session (cash or checks, please).
 
 



Irish Saturday at our Library
Saturday, July 13
Irish Saturday at our Library  ("Irish Saturday")
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN
The second Saturday of most months is "Irish Saturday," when the library is staffed by IGSI members.  These are a good time to come in for Irish research.


Using Library Resources for Genealogy Research
Saturday, July 13
Using Library Resources for Genealogy Research  (Classes)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN
Join Kelly Frost, MLIS as she discusses exciting discoveries awaiting you when you come to research in the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center.  The session will cover what to expect when you arrive at the library, how to use the catalog, interesting and unique collection items, and will have a brief tour of the library. Much of what’s learned in the session can be used at other institutions as well!
 
Instructor:  Kelly Frost
 
Visit our Store to pre-register and pay.  You may also register and pay at the session (cash or checks, please).


Tips for Using Ancestry.com to Find Your Irish Ancestors
Saturday, July 20
Tips for Using Ancestry.com to Find Your Irish Ancestors  (Classes)
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN.
 
Give your family history research a boost. Learn how to use Ancestry.com (subscription site - available free for use at Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota and other County libraries). Discover tried and true search methods to help locate some of those stubborn ancestors, such those hard-to-find ladies who married and changed their names.
 
Instructor: Mary Wickersham
 
Visit our Store to pre-register and pay.  You may also register and pay at the session (cash or checks, please).
 
 



Irish Fair
Saturday, August 10 through Sunday, August 11
Irish Fair  (Out & About)
Harriet Island, St. Paul, Minnesota
Visit us in the Cultural Area.  We will have a map of Ireland and other information available to help visitors start to find their family roots.
 
Further details available on https://www.irishfair.com/ (opens in a new browser tab)
 


Irish Saturday at our Library
Saturday, August 10
Irish Saturday at our Library  ("Irish Saturday")
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN
The second Saturday of most months is "Irish Saturday," when the library is staffed by IGSI members.  These are a good time to come in for Irish research.


Milwaukee Irish Fest
Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18
Milwaukee Irish Fest  (Out & About)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
IGSI and TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association) volunteers will be volunteering at the Fest, in the Genealogy Tent.  We will be promoting the 2020 Celtic Connections Conference.
 
For more information on the Irish Fest, visit their website https://irishfest.com/Irishfest.htm (Opens in a new browser tab)



Irish Saturday at our Library
Saturday, September 14
Irish Saturday at our Library  ("Irish Saturday")
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN
The second Saturday of most months is "Irish Saturday," when the library is staffed by IGSI members.  These are a good time to come in for Irish research.


Magic: Using Griffiths Valuation and Google Earth to Locate Irish Origins and Locations
Saturday, September 14
Magic: Using Griffiths Valuation and Google Earth to Locate Irish Origins and Locations  (Classes)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN
 
Griffith's Valuation of Ireland: There's more than names to be found for mid-19th century Ireland and it is all online and free, and using Google maps we can view our ancestors' actual neighborhoods. Learn how to use Griffith's information to find relations in the 1901 and 1911 Ireland censuses.
 
Instructor: Fern Wilcox
 
Visit our Store to pre-register and pay.  You may also register and pay at the session (cash or checks, please).


Irish Genealogy 101 – Let’s Start at the Beginning: Getting Started with your Irish Genealogy
Saturday, September 21
Irish Genealogy 101 – Let’s Start at the Beginning: Getting Started with your Irish Genealogy  (Classes)
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN.
 
Introduction to the key tools for finding your ancestors in Ireland: most important record types, Irish geographic terms, Irish names, key Irish genealogy websites and books.
 
Instructor: Tom Rice, CG
 
Visit our Store to pre-register and pay.  You may also register and pay at the session (cash or checks, please).
 
 



Irish Saturday at our Library
Saturday, October 12
Irish Saturday at our Library  ("Irish Saturday")
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN
The second Saturday of most months is "Irish Saturday," when the library is staffed by IGSI members.  These are a good time to come in for Irish research.
 
The library may close if driving conditions are poor.  If weather is questionable, please check our website or the Minnesota Genealogical Society's website (www.mngs.org) before you get in the car.


Brick Walls
Saturday, October 12
Brick Walls  (Classes)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN
 
Facing a brick wall in your research???  Let Audrey help you climb over them. Bring your questions/problems/at a loss/where to look next questions. Learn from her and the other questions.
 
Instructor: Audrey Leonard
 
Visit our Store to pre-register and pay.  You may also register and pay at the session (cash or checks, please).


Irish Census Alternatives: The Information Was Not All Destroyed!
Saturday, October 19
Irish Census Alternatives: The Information Was Not All Destroyed!  (Classes)
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN.
Irish census records, what has been destroyed and what is available to fill-in the gaps.
 
Instructor:  Audrey Leonard
 
Visit our Store to pre-register and pay.  You may also register and pay at the session (cash or checks, please).
 
 



Irish Saturday at our Library
Saturday, November 9
Irish Saturday at our Library  ("Irish Saturday")
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN
The second Saturday of most months is "Irish Saturday," when the library is staffed by IGSI members.  These are a good time to come in for Irish research.
 
The library may close if driving conditions are poor.  If weather is questionable, please check our website or the Minnesota Genealogical Society's website (www.mngs.org) before you get in the car.


Finding an Irish Immigrant's Place of Origin
Saturday, November 9
Finding an Irish Immigrant's Place of Origin  (Classes)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN
 
What are the best strategies and sources to uncover this most important key to extending a lineage back to the birthplace in the mother country? So exactly where did YOUR people come from in Ireland? Let’s find out together!
 
Instructor: Tom Rice, CG
 
Visit our Store to pre-register and pay.  You may also register and pay at the session (cash or checks, please).


Finding Overseas Ancestors
Saturday, November 16
Finding Overseas Ancestors  (Classes)
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN.
Most of our ancestors came here from overseas, and often we don’t know their place of origin. This talk shows how to find your ancestor’s village or place of origin in American records, including emigration and immigration passenger lists and naturalization records.
 
Instructor:  Lois Abromatis Mackin, PhD
 
Visit our Store to pre-register and pay.  You may also register and pay at the session (cash or checks, please).
 
 



Irish Saturday at our Library
Saturday, December 14
Irish Saturday at our Library  ("Irish Saturday")
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Library and Research Center, 1385 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN
The second Saturday of most months is "Irish Saturday," when the library is staffed by IGSI members.  These are a good time to come in for Irish research.
 
The library may close if driving conditions are poor.  If weather is questionable, please check our website or the Minnesota Genealogical Society's website (www.mngs.org) before you get in the car.